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I am a Malay, says Malaysian ex-PM with Indian roots


March 8th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 8 (IANS) "I am a Malay...in sentiment and spirit," Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, whose roots are partly Indian, has asserted in his autobiography that is ... Read more...

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Saudi woman freed after serving over 6 months in jail for disobeying father


October 26th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, Oct 26 (ANI): A Saudi woman, who was thrown in prison without any formal charge or trial by a Jeddah judge for disobeying her father, has finally been released after spending ... Read more...

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Najib Razak is new Malaysian PM


April 3rd, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) Najib Tun Razak was sworn in Friday morning as Malaysia's sixth prime minister, succeeding Abdullah Ahmed Badawi who resigned Thursday. Razak was administered the oath of office, ... Read more...

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Razak to be sworn in Malaysian premier Friday


April 2nd, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 2 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmed Badawi met the royal head of the state Thursday morning, paving the way for swearing in of his successor Najib Tun ... Read more...

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Role for all races in ‘One Malaysia’: PM-in-waiting


April 1st, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (IANS) The "One Malaysia" concept is vital to recognise the contributions made by Malaysians of all races towards the development of the country, said Deputy Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Judge me by my actions, says Malaysia’s PM-in-waiting


March 29th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) Najib Tun Razak, who is expected to take over as Malaysia's prime minister, wants to be judged by his actions and not by "malicious, baseless lies" ... Read more...

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Pick clean cabinet, Mahathir tells incoming Malaysian PM


March 15th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 15 (IANS) Malaysia's long-time Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has asked Najib Tun Razak, who is expected to take over as prime minister next month, to pick his team "carefully" ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian presiding official questioned


February 24th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), Feb 24 (IANS) Perak state assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar has been questioned by the police following the suspension of the entire state ministry by him last week. Sivakumar, the country's only ... Read more...

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Malaysian government says no to Race Relations Act


February 24th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) The government of multi-ethnic Malaysia Tuesday rejected a proposal for a Race Relations Act, saying it preferred to review existing laws that "are enough to keep the ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian speaker criticised for suspending ministry


February 20th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur/Ipoh, Feb 20 (IANS) V. Sivakumar, the Malaysian Indian speaker of Perak assembly, has invited criticism from within his opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (PR) for suspending the entire state ministry. PR leaders ... Read more...

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Lodge police complaint against Perak speaker: Malaysian PM (Lead)


February 19th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 19 (IANS) The constitutional crisis triggered by Perak legislature's ethnic Indian speaker, who suspended the entire state ministry, got a fresh twist Thursday when Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmed Badawi ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian lawmaker to quit opposition alliance


December 27th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 27 (IANS) Malaysian Indian lawmaker S. Manikavasagam has decided to quit the opposition alliance Parti Keadalan Rakyat (PKR) and declare himself an independent since he is "disappointed" by differences ... Read more...

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Razak set to be next Malaysian premier


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 3 (IANS) Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has won the presidentship of the ruling United Malay National Organisation (UMNO), which sets him on track to becoming the ... Read more...

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Panel to address problems of stateless Malaysian Indians


October 31st, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 31 (IANS) A special task force is being set up under Malaysia's home ministry to deal with 30,000 stateless Indians who are born in the country and are without ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition leader promises to take over this year


October 11th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 11 (IANS) Buoyed by the decision of arch rival Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmed Badawi to quit next March, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has set another deadline for his Pakatan ... Read more...

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Hindraf supporters attend Malaysian PM’s Eid open house


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 3 (IANS) Members of a Hindu body utilised Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmed Badawi's annual Hari Raya open house to seek freedom for five of their detained leaders.W. Vaishnavee, ... Read more...

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Muslim clergy opposes Badawi’s proposal on conversion


April 29th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 29 (IANS) Senior Islamic leaders of Malaysia have rejected a proposal by Prime Minister Abdullah Amad Badawi that requires non-Muslims wishing to convert to Islam to inform their family ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s ruling coalition wins simple majority in general election


March 9th, 2008 - 3:07 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Kuala Lumpur, March 9 (Xinhua) Malaysia's ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN), or National Front, won a simple majority in the 12th general election held Saturday, according to the preliminary results. As of ... Read more...

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27 Palestinians killed in Israel’s Gaza operations


March 1st, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Gaza, March 1 (DPA) Twenty-seven Palestinians were killed and 60 wounded Saturday morning in Israeli army ground operations on north-eastern Gaza Strip, hospital and police sources said. The latest deaths included a ... Read more...

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